February 2 - 4
Pete Lee
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About the Show


Price: $20-$25 GA, $30-$40 reserved seating

When: Thursday 7:30, Friday 7:30 and 9:45, Saturday 7 and 9:30

Spotlight: Pete brings a positive vibe and Midwestern charm to every show, making him a favorite at comedy clubs across the country. He has gotten standing ovations on "The Tonight Show," he's a familiar face on panel shows and everyone from Comedy Central to TruTV has showcased his talent. These shows are his second headlining appearance at the DC Improv.

Featuring: Ryan Reiss and Christine O'Dea


Podcast Interview

Check out this interview from Pete's first time at the club, in September 2021.


About the Comics

Pete Lee

Pete Lee was the first standup comedian to get a standing ovation on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." This happened after Jimmy personally attended one of Pete’s live shows in NYC and immediately invited him on the show. Pete’s joyful humor comes from his Midwestern roots. Raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, he was destined to pursue a career in entertainment. In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central’s "Premium Blend," and the taping went so well that he decided to move to NYC. Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," finishing as a semi-finalist. That same year, he made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera "As The World Turns." At the end of 2008, he shot his own Comedy Central Half Hour Special, which earned him a cult following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next ten years at 500 colleges across the country.

In 2010 Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called "New York Minute:30." His web shows attracted the attention of television talent scouts and in 2012 he was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s "Video on Trial" and the NFL Network’s "Top 10’s." In 2013, Pete was hired as a cast member on VH1’s "Best Week Ever," where he was a writer and cast member for three seasons. That same year, he made his late night television debut on CBS’s "Late Show with David Letterman."

Currently, Pete is a cast member of TruTV’s "Greatest Ever" and he hosts his own segment on Nickelodeon’s "Nick Toons," in co-ordination with the NFL, called NFL Rush. He’s also a regular on TruTV’s "Comedy Knockout" and Comedy Central’s "Roast Battle." And he starred in a documentary titled "I Need You to Kill" that is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

If you haven’t heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people.

Ryan Reiss

Ryan Reiss is a comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. Ryan began his career as a comedian while attending college at NYU, and quickly became a favorite act on the scene. Ryan's quick wit, instant likeability and unique way of engaging any audience have made him one of the most sought after comedian's at the New York Clubs, and a favorite Audience Warm up performer. Ryan can be seen daily entertaining Fox studio audiences for the "M & J Morning show," "Huckabee," "CenterStage" on the YES Netowrk, and "Fox & Friends." When not performing live, Ryan has been seen as a Host on WE' s hit series "Three Men & a Chick Flick," MTV's TRL, Nickelodeon "U Pick Live," Fox "Red Eye," "M & J Morning show," and "Howard Stern Show." In addition to his television appearances, MTV took Ryan to Cancun where he wrote and co-produced "Jimmy Fallon & Drew Barrymore's Spring Break Face Off." He also helped develop ideas, and served as a staff comedy writer for Spike TV.

Christine O'Dea

Christine O’Dea is a rising character in the DC comedy scene. Mixing an irreverent style with outlandish viewpoints, her comedy is an honest look into her life as a somewhat peculiar woman trying to traverse the obstacles of normal life. She is the co-host of the Quick Time Gals Podcast.